Lipscomb 67, SIU-Edwardsville 64

Published Nov. 28, 2009 10:49 p.m. ET

Adnan Hodzic had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Lipscomb rallied in the second half Saturday for its first victory of the season with a 67-64 decision over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Josh Slater scored 16 points, all in the second half, and Brandon Brown had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Bisons (1-4). Mark Yelovich had game-high totals of 26 points and 13 rebounds for Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (0-5). The Cougars led by six at halftime and by 10 early in second half. But Hodzic sank a jumper at 14:09 to push the Bisons ahead 46-45, and they never trailed after that. SIU-Edwardsville went 7:07 without scoring in the second half but pulled within 64-63 with 23 seconds left on Yelovich's jumper. But Lipscomb hit four free throws in the final seconds. Stephen Jones scored 12 for the Cougars, and LeShaun Murphy had 10.